National Cabinet was created during the pandemic to make big decisions at a fast pace, but how much do Australians know about the advice on lockdowns or hotel quarantine, or about its deliberations and decisions? Not much, it’s pretty much a black hole. But a court case could change that. In this episode we dive into the importance of transparency and accountability to a healthy democracy – especially during a global pandemic.
Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director at the Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett
Bill Browne // @browne90
The Australia Institute // @theausinstitute
Producer: Jennifer Macey //@jennifermacey with help from Jessie Sharp
Theme Music: Pulse and Thrum; additional music by Blue Dot Sessions
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Jake Wishart Senior Media Adviser